A TRUCK driver and one of his passengers died when their truck overturned on the R56 Umkomaas River bridge yesterday. Another passenger is fighting for his life in hospital. The truck was carrying bags of sugar. The road was closed for over seven hours while spilt diesel and oil was cleaned off the surface. “The spillage was so bad and the road was wet. The road has many bends, that’s why we had to make sure that it was properly cleaned to avoid accidents,” said Road Traffic Inspectorate spokesperson Zinhle Mngomezulu. She said the truck was travelling from Ixopo to Pietermaritzburg.